Maryland: Wicomico County Sheriff Mike Lewis reports rooftop driver Esteban Mancia was DUI

Wicomico County Sheriff Mike Lewis and roadblock

Wicomico County Sheriff Mike Lewis and roadblock

Driving on rooftop was first roadside sobriety test for DUI driver

SALISBURY, MD. — Wicomico County Sheriff Mike Lewis reports that on August 10, 2015 a deputy arrested Esteban Mancia, 22, of Salisbury, Md., following the investigation into a DUI crash the previous evening.

In this incident it is alleged that Mancia lost control of his vehicle on Pemberton Drive causing it to flip over. Upon the arrival of the deputy to the overturned vehicle, Mancia had left the scene.

Esteban Jose Mancia, 22, Salisbury, MD DUI fled scene of wreck

Esteban Jose Mancia, 22, Salisbury, MD DUI fled scene of wreck

Approximately two hours later Mancia turned up at PRMC at which point the deputy met with him and determined that Mancia appeared to be under the influence of alcohol. Due to the odor, observed physical characteristics and statements made by Mancia, the deputy was able to develop probable cause that Mancia was operating his vehicle under the influence of alcohol at the time of the accident.

The deputy also discovered that Mancia’s license to drive had been suspended by the State of Maryland.

Upon arrest, the deputy transported Mancia to the Central Booking Unit where he was processed and taken in front of the District Court Commissioner. Following an initial appearance, the Commissioner detained Mancia in the Detention Center in lieu of $10,000.00 bond.

Charges: Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol

Driving While Suspended

Failure of Driver to Remain at Scene of an Accident

Three times the legal limit for Sean Messick, say cops; let loose on citation

HEBRON, MD. — The first clue that perhaps this alleged impaired driver just possibly could be drunk on his derriere came when a deputy found Sean Messick’s vehicle being in the upside down position on Rewastico Road.

Sheriff Mike Lewis says that on August 6, 2015 at 11:42 PM a deputy responded to the report of an overturned vehicle on Rewastico Road. Upon speaking with the driver of the vehicle, Sean Messick, the deputy detected as strong odor of an alcoholic beverage. The odor, along with other physical indicators suggested that Messick was operating his vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. Following the administration of sobriety testing, the deputy placed Messick under arrest for DUI.

During subsequent processing, Messick submitted to a breath test with a result of .24.

Incredibly, Sheriff Lewis reports that a driver who had been tested and found to be three times the legal limit was not kept in a jail cell for eight hours and then brought before a District Court Commissioner. Instead, Lewis reported that Messick was released upon the issuance of citations on the following charges: Driving under the Influence of Alcohol Per Se; Failure to Control Speed to Avoid a Collision